Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles

Teddy Bear Trail is a Big Hit - 2016

Goadby Day was first held in the village around 1990, and has now become a popular summer fixture. Residents work hard each year to make this village fundraising event a success, and it often receives coverage in the local newspaper. The following article was published in the Melton Times on 23rd August, 2016:

A teddy bear trail for children was the pick of the bunch of a number of family activities held at Goadby Marwood on Sunday, to raise funds for the village hall.

Hundreds of people enjoyed attractions scattered across the village which were organised by village hall committee members.

Rebecca Woolley organiser and a member of the committee said: “The teddy bear trail was a huge success. Everyone commented on the beautifully decorated and themed bears, and the children loved finding them around the village.

“In total we had 17 car booters, five garage sales and there were 17 bears to find in the teddy trail.

“At the village hall we had a real ale bar, barbecue and tea and cakes were served. There was also an art exhibition of works by artist Jane Hancock.

“We think that we’ve raised around £600 profit for the Goadby Marwood Village Hall floor restoration fund.

“Our sincere thanks to all of those who attended, donated prizes or other items and helped on the day.”

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Young Oscar Baxter with Paul Parson outside the Village Hall.

Newspaper cutting Goadby Day 2016